Student Excellence

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We are dedicated to helping ambitious students make the most of their time at university, achieving their full potential and contributing to our mission to change the world for the better. We want our students to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities and experiences that will enable them to launch fulfilling and successful careers. The Student Excellence Fund supports a wide variety of projects driven by the ambitions of our diverse student body and the opportunities that they create.

Your gifts can help support projects like the Southampton Formula Student team. Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition and is backed by industry and high-profile engineers. It is now considered by the motorsport industry as the standard for engineering graduates to meet, combining practical engineering experience with other vital skills such as business planning and project management. The Southampton team are profoundly grateful for the support they have received from alumni via our crowdfunding platform:

“The funding we received this year from the alumni community made a huge difference to our car. Team members always have new designs they would like to try out to make the car faster, but often manufacturing of these parts can be too expensive. Additionally, more funding allows us to run the previous year’s car more often to test the limits of our designs and improve driver performance.

Being part of a team with over 100 members from a multitude of different backgrounds and experiences have greatly enriched our student experience. Working as a team towards a single goal is incredibly rewarding and enjoyable.”

Since the Southampton team was founded seven years ago, 28 team members have gone on to placements and graduate roles in Formula 1 teams. Your donation can help build upon this fantastic record of success and continue to generate these career-starting opportunities for our students.

Over 100 University teams from around the globe will compete in Formula Student at Silverstone this year, with the Southampton team aiming for a top 10 finish. Your donation to the Student Excellence will also:

  • Allow us to match-fund even more fantastic student projects like Formula Student, on our crowdfunding platform.
  • Support social impact projects such as those from the University’s ENACTUS team and Social Impact Lab.
  • Fund student enterprise projects.
  • Support sporting excellence through the University’s Sporting Bursaries scheme and other initiatives.

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  • 10 months ago
    Joanne Donahoe donated £25.00